Anna Kendrick Announces Title, Release Date of Book

Anna Kendrick Announces Title, Release Date of Book

Anna Kendrick needs no introduction at this point: she’s a superstar actress that has dominated stage and screen, handling her successes with a relatable attitude that’s awkward and affable at all times. As if all those reasons weren’t enough to love her, she’s now taking on the role of author. After more than a year of rumors and writing, Kendrick officially announced the name and release date for her upcoming first book on Monday via her always-funny Twitter account. Scrappy Little Nobody is a series of autobiographical essays, chronicling key moments from her life, from her middle-class upbringing in Maine …

Janitor Leaves $1.2 Million to Local Library in Will

Janitor Leaves $1.2 Million to Local Library in Will

Ronald Read was a private man. Aside from his friendliness and his quiet hobby of woodcutting, very few people knew details of his life. Neighbors in his rural hometown of Dummerston, Vermont would make gestures like knit him hats and purchase fencing from him, assuming he was in need of financial support. Ronald Read (Image: Estate of Ronald Read) When he passed away in June of 2014 at the age of 92, his will revealed that Read in fact had taken up investing in his twilight years. The retired janitor was so skilled at it, he had accrued stock holdings …

Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!

Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!

Had she the elixir of eternal life, horror pioneer Mary Shelley would’ve turned 219 today, but if you ask us, she doesn’t look a day over 150! Since you’ve clicked through this article, you already know about the gory glory that is Frankenstein, which was written by Mary Shelley at the age of 19. With the book came, eventually, all of the accolades you hear about today: it’s a forebearer of science fiction, a great leap forward for not only horror novels but for women writing them, and a macabre inductee to the Romantic era canon, where it stands somewhat at odds …

The Boston Indie Bookstore Travel Guide

The Boston Indie Bookstore Travel Guide

A few months ago, we took a look at what the self-proclaimed ‘greatest city in the world’ has to offer in terms of book culture. Now, like many New Yorkers, we decided it was time to take a break off, so we took a drive up the I-90 and arrived in Boston, the one-time home of authors Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and (allegedly) Mother Goose). After deliberation and feedback from our readers, we’ve picked five independently-run bookstores in the greater Boston area we think you’d be remiss not to check out during your trip. What’s more, we’re showing …

Bookstr’s Weekend Lit Playlist, Vol. 6

Bookstr’s Weekend Lit Playlist, Vol. 6

Why, hello there! Didn’t think you’d see us out this early? We’re still playing catch-up on all the book news of the past week or so, but we’re not slacking off when it comes to curating the best music for you to listen to while you read it! This 90-minute mix is one of our best, if we do say so ourselves, and the articles that they’re connected to (see below) are second to none! Plug your phone into your speakers, and start the weekend early!   This week’s article/song match-ups: “Heart of Gold” by Leyla McCalla – A song from …